Most of the people on these pages belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons.
In the early 1800s, a boy named Joseph Smith wanted to know which church was right. He knelt down to pray in a grove of trees to ask this question. God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him.
Joseph Smith was then instrumental in bringing about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Restored means that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the exact same church that Jesus Christ established. The Church has His priesthood, or the authority to act in His name, and it teaches the same ordinances and principles that He taught while He was on the earth. Jesus Christ is the head of our church.
The Book of Mormon, a book that contains the record of an people who lived in ancient America, was translated by Joseph Smith. The purpose of the Book of Mormon is to testify of Jesus Christ.
Many people on these pages read the Book of Mormon and joined the church. They knew Joseph Smith personally. Many traveled across the plains to Utah with other the members, under the direction of Brigham Young. They left their homes in far away countries and made other great sacrifices in order to gather with other members and begin to form Zion.